Fall back with flares

Aug 26, 2015

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I have a love/hate relationship with flared jeans. On the one hand, I only wore flares all the way from middle school through to the college years. They made me feel tall and lean, and I had them in light blue, dark blue, the blues in between, and black. But once I found skinny jeans, I never looked back. Why? Because as much as I wore flares for literally 30% of my lifetime, almost every single pair of them had to be hemmed or altered. So that meant I had to have long flares to wear with heels, short flares to wear with flats and sandals, long dark blue flares, long light blue flares, short dark blue flares....you get the idea. As much as I loved flares, they were so high maintenance!
fall flare jeans genetic cypress bell bottom jeans zara white shirt tibi mules rebecca minkoff dylan mini tote
After I fell in love with skinny jeans and started wearing those for much of my adult life, I didn't have a single flare jean left in my closet. Everything was either given to charity or lost in the "I can't believe I ever wore these" pile of clothes at my parents' house. So when flares came roaring back this year, I threw my hands up in exasperation because I knew I should've kept my old flared jeans! Everyone knows that fashion is cyclical, right?
fall flare jeans genetic cypress bell bottom jeans zara white shirt tibi mules rebecca minkoff dylan mini tote
fall flare jeans genetic cypress bell bottom jeans zara white shirt tibi mules rebecca minkoff dylan mini tote
So recently, I finally gave in and bought myself a new pair of flared jeans, and thankfully it was on sale! I was looking for something really versatile and classic; this pair by Genetic is so dark it's almost black, so it's perfect for fall. Of course I had to have it hemmed too! But I love them, because they are super comfortable (like a jegging feel) and easy to wear. 
fall flare jeans genetic cypress bell bottom jeans zara white shirt tibi mules rebecca minkoff dylan mini tote
Pairing with a classic white shirt and my new Rebecca Minkoff tote makes for a casual yet polished look. The bell bottoms are quite big, so it calls for heels to elevate them, like my Tibi mules.
fall flare jeans genetic cypress bell bottom jeans zara white shirt tibi mules rebecca minkoff dylan mini tote
Zara shirt (similar) / Genetic "The Cypress" flares / Rebecca Minkoff mini "Dylan" tote / Tibi "Bee" mules (same style in different color)

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